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of protests over surveillance by the u.s. national security agency. spain joins france, germany, brazil and mexico. last week, we told you that the german head of government, angela merkel, called president obama to tell him to stop listening to her cell phone. late today, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, said she is "totally opposed to spying on allies." well, no eavesdropping was required for u.s. officials to get an earful from european representatives in washington today. here's state department correspondent margaret brennan. >> reporter: members of the european parliament arrived for a closed-door meeting with house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers this morning. but the explanation they got did not satisfy germany's elmar brok who said the wiretapping of angela merkel's phone was a criminal act. >> if we have the feeling that your closest allies are spying on you, it's difficult to talk to such an ally in an open way anymore and i think we have to make a clear distinction between fighting together terrorism but not spying on friends
down and the word gets back to washington in realtime at the national security agency or national security desk, why didn't we try to send somebody from somewhere? what happened? >> hi, chris. i think people need to understand this is a situation where as much as the people on the ground working with the state department in libya knew that the threat was there and requested security, the state department just wasn't prepared to deal with this situation. and by being prepared, you have a list of things that when something goes wrong like this you go down that list and make certain phone calls and notify certain people. and that just wasn't the case. they had numbers from the d.o.d. that had expired. then you run into a situation where these agencies, the cia, the state department, and the military don't necessarily talk to each other and are in communications as much as you'd think. >> you know, as an american that doesn't work for me. the president, the security agency people are sitting in the white house. they're getting an instantaneous report of what's going on there. what wer
by the national security agency. here is abc news reporter chuck sievertson. >> a german newspaper said president obama learned in 2010 that the national security agency was eavesdropping on the cell phone of the german chancellor and the paper says mr. obama ordered the program be escalated. in a written statement on sunday the nsa denied president obama had such knowledge. it is the latest bomb shell allegation in the document dump from edward snowden. there were reports that the u.s. was tapping merkel's phone and she called talking about a grave breech of trust. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> still, the white house did not deny previous spying. another german publication is reporting that the u.s. embassy in berlin houses a secret listening post spying on german officials it business leaders. this after reports the nsa monitored70 million phone calls in france in less than a month. mexico and brazil are investigating whether their own high ranking officials were spied on by the nsa
revelations of u.s. surveillance programs by the national security agency. here is abc news reporter chuck sievertson. >> a german newspaper said president obama learned in 2010 that the national security agency was eavesdropping on the cell phone of the german chancellor and the paper says mr. obama ordered the program be escalated. in a written statement on sunday the nsa denied president obama had such knowledge. it is the latest bomb shell allegation in the document dump from edward snowden. there were reports that the u.s. was tapping merkel's phone and she called talking about a grave breech of trust. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> still, the white house did not deny previous spying. another german publication is reporting that the u.s. embassy in berlin houses secret lis secret listening post spying on german officials it business leaders. this after reports the nsa monitored70 million phone calls in france in less than a month. mexico and brazil are investigating whether
european country ticked off at the u.s., specifically the national security agency, and today, it was our ally in madrid. the spanish secretary of state for the european union summoning our ambassador for a dressing-down over recent published allegations they national security agency collected data from 60 million phone calls in spain within a 30-day period last year. afterward, the country's foreign mill -- minister explained the stakes for the session. >> question asked the ambassador that he facilitates to the government all the necessary information about these concerns. which the event they are confirmed would mean a rupture in the climate of confidence which traditionally existed in the relations between our two countries. >> president obama mostly deflects dueling reports assaulting the president knew about the spying on german chancellor angela merkel three years ago and greenlighted it to continue. another report saying that mr. obama was kept in the dark about the spying on merkel for five years before learning of is this summer and oring an end to it. jay corney would not comme
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